Alt Rock

Black Heart Saints Release New EP 'Misery'

 

A heavy southern rock band with a heavier name, Black Heart Saints' new EP titled Misery blends together heavy southern soul and 80's power rock. To call it alternative would be a huge understatement.

 

Altogether the EP is an extensive, solid blend of head-pounding rock. Earth-shattering vocals eclipse the limitless melodies carried by the band with a vigorous consistency. Full of electricity, they have everything they need to make even more great material.

 

Addicted to Love hits all the sweet spots. Showmanship and stylization only they could pull off has created one amazing cover. All necessary adjustments, made, this flows perfectly into the rest of the Black Heart Saints EP.


- Dylan Welch

 

   

Jerry Leger - New Record in November, Lee's Palace 11.28

Jerry Leger is a veteran roots artists from around here in Toronto. He has a new solo record “Time Out For Tomorrow” set for release on November 8th. The album was heavily influenced by ghosts after spending some time recently travelling to various unknown ghost towns in Ontario. Leger and his band will be hittin’ the road going east for a fall tour that comes back around Toronto on November 28th for a show at Lee’s Palace. – Kris Gies

   

Warpark brings multi-faceted, '90s inspired alt rock to Rough Trade NYC 10.10

Loud and groovy is an understatement when it comes to describing the NYC based band, Warpark. Comprised of Simon Arcenio, Roger Walsh, and Nick Ciccantelli, the band brings a vibe to their alternative rock tracks that's reminiscent of '90s artists with very little in common like Cake, Pavement and Jeff Buckley, creating a complex and multifaceted sound. Their three singles, released in early 2019, showcase a band constantly searching for new sonic sounscapes. “While They Slept” is purely instrumental, featuring an energetic melody with blaring backing instruments, while “Take Your Place” highlights a slacker rock approach to vocals that complements the pure insanity of the melody. The longest track released is “Like A Void,” one of a calmer nature, is not without welcome twists and turns. Warpark will be playing Rough Trade NYC on 10.10 with Plague Vendor and No Parents.  - Karigan Wright

   

Glutenhead - Debut Experimental Folk Album "Glugen Frau"

Brand new experimental folk rock group Glutenhead released their debut album “Glugen Frau” last month. The band explains the history of the album title:

“The phrase Glugen Frau first came up in my life innocuously, when I was eighteen and in Berlin. In a moment of manic while ordering at a restaurant, realizing I didn’t know any german, I asked for the food to be “Glugen Frau.” 5 years later, it was time to look up what it meant.”

The rough translation is "Glimmering Woman” You can expect it all on this album as you can tell from the track “how it feels” which contains a variety of influences. Give ‘er a spin and see what you can gather from Glutenhead. – Kris Gies

   

Bye-Bye!

Dear Deli Philly Readers,

I’m a procrastinator by nature, and this is certainly a post that I’ve been procrastinating to write. When I first became involved with the Philly music community, I started with booking shows at various spaces and for local area acts. I remember coming out to a show in Brooklyn to support one of the local bands that I was helping out, and I was really interested in figuring out how I could connect similar-minded, up-and-coming NYC acts with the lesser known yet talented Philly artists that I was assisting. During that time, if you had heard of a touring act coming to your town, they were usually already a little too popular to really want to trade shows with any acts that they didn’t know personally and/or probably had never heard of. That was when I just happened to come across a print issue of the NYC Deli Magazine in a coffee shop. (I still probably have that copy somewhere because I’m a borderline hoarder.) It was exactly what I was looking for – a publication that was dedicated to giving exposure to interesting-sounding, indie/DIY acts that were still flying under the radar of the larger music blogs and news organizations.

I was instantly a fan of what The Deli was doing, so when I read that they were opening a Philadelphia branch, I was psyched to get involved. I have always been a bit of a music geek who spent way too much of his time listening to and discovering new music to make mixtapes, burn CD mixes, and create playlists for my friends. The Deli Philly just felt like a natural extension of what I had been doing most of my life. However, when I submitted my first post, I never imagined that I would be writing my final one over a decade later, which will unfortunately also be The Deli Philly’s last as well.

Running the Philadelphia site and helping to edit the NYC print magazine have truly been a joy to me and a labor of love, but as some of you may or may not know, I recently became a father, and I’ve been simply finding myself lately more interested in jamming on a toy cat synthesizer with my daughter and deejaying private dance parties for her than practically anything else in the world. So deciding to move on from what has been such an essential part of my life for over the last ten years or so was definitely a difficult decision, but it also became a much easier one. It just felt right.

I’d like to take this time to thank all those who have supported us over the years and those who have inspired us with your music, words, photos/graphics, and always much-appreciated kindness. Of course, extra special thanks go out to Deli Editor-in-Chief Paolo De Gregorio for his passion and genuine good nature, Michael Colavita, whom The Deli Philly could have never survived without for the last few years, Tedd Hazard for his creativity and humor, and all the wonderful writers and photographers who have contributed to The Deli Philly site. It’s been an honor to share your words and art. And finally, for those who might still be interested in what I’ve been listening to of late, you will soon be able to find interviews with some of my favorite musicians over at Delicious Audio. (That is after I take a much-needed vacation.)

Much Love to All,

Q.D. Tran